Celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2022 at St. Matthias

The St. Martin de Porres Society is pleased to invite all to celebrate Black History Month in our parish. Be sure to check out our bulletin (page 8) every week throughout the month of February where we Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, And Inspire the Future.  Here is what else you can expect in the month of February:

Mass in celebration of Black History Month: February 19, 2022, 5:00PM


Faith and Racial Justice Series Kickoff from the Just Faith Network facilitated by the St. Matthias Racial Justice Initiative Core Group.

Space is limited. Registration required at St. Matthias: Faith and Racial Equity Series by justfaith.org.

The program schedule (subject to adjustment) is as follows:

  • Opening Retreat (via Zoom ) Saturday, February 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – Noon
  • Sessions 1-8 (2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11,   9:00 – 11:30 AM (via Zoom for now)
  • Immersion Experience -TBD

Cost to attend the program is free. Cost of books/materials (2-3 books) is not free; however, copies are available for loan from the Parish Office or you can purchase your own new or used online. To register please click here.

For more information contact parish facilitators —Neil Purcell, Kerry Millan, Janice Regan or Christine Grippo at matthiasracialjustice@gmail.com, or Phyllis Stone (President of St. Martin de Porres Society) in the Parish Office,  (732) 828-1400, ext 127.


SMDP Society Black History Month Symposium on Critical Race Theory and Catholic Education “CRITICAL RACE THEORY: What is it? What it’s not. What does it mean for Christian education?”

Featuring Parishioner Sandra M. Donnay, Ph.D, Founder: Racial Equity Initiative (Moderator)


Reverend Danté R. Quick, Ph.D., Senior Pastor of 1st Baptist of Lincoln Gardens (Guest) on February 28th at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9702883550 Meeting ID: 970 288 3550


Happy Black History Month!